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faced withering criticism for ties to andy colson, who was served as his communications chief. colson was also arrested last week. cameron is increasingly on the defensive, facing an energized opposition. >> terrible error of judgment in hiring andy colson. i really say the prime minister has to get a grip. he has to come clean and also own up to the mistakes he made. >> in a bizarre twist tonight, news that a former "news of the world" reporter and whistleblower has been found dead in his home in england. seaning, seen here -- sean, seen here on the bbc, he was the first journalist to go on the record pointing the finger directly at andy colson, accusing him of actively encouraging phone hacking. the death is not suspicious, police say, but they are still investigating. all eyes will be on parliament when rupert murdoch, his son, james, and rebecca brooks take questions. the deputy prime minister nick cleg makes it clear what he wants to know. how high up the chain of command did it go, brian? >> stephanie gosk starting us off from our london bureau this evening. thank you. >> murdoc
to have to teal with is why he decided to hire andy colson who was later arrested as part of the investigation into the phone hacking. this is something that was brought up yesterday in the hearings and it turns out that his chief of staff actually warned the british police not to brief the prime minister on these phone hacking issues. lawmakers today are clearly going to try to get to the bottom of this as you can imagine from the opposition labor party. >> david cameron said he didn't know about this either. thanks so much. >> it's going to be hard to top the intensity of what happened yesterday. the theater of yesterday's phone hacking hearings. two hours after telling parliament it was the most hufble day of his life, rupert murdoch took a pie in the face. a 26-year-old man armed with a pie full of shaving cream nails rupert murdoch from behind saying you greedy billionaire and it didn't take long for murdoch's wife there, leapt to her husband's defense. she tried to clock the guy. you see him slapping him. >> she landed a hit. it didn't actually hit rupert murdoch in
for hendrika -- for hiring andy colson. >> he has promised to be the one to end of the cozy relationship between politicians and the newspaper barons. critics say it is the moment -- it is only the beginning of the price he has to pay for hiring andy colson. the man who knows he is destined to make headlines, but never to write them. >> we are getting reports from singapore that the british author alan chandraiah has been free from a singapore prison after serving time related to his book on the death penalty. he was taken from shanghai prison in a van marked immigration and headed for the airport, where his client was expected to be deported to london. the -- where he was expected to be deported to london. opposition activists are trying to will the rally for reform. the police said they will do everything to maintain order. let's get the latest from kuala lumpur. jennifer, it must be a very describe what is happening on the street there. >> all of the main roads leading into the downtown core are blocked off traffic. but it does mean that -- does not mean that people cannot move around
and accusing andy colson of hacking phones is found dead. what do you know about this? >> well, a bizarre twist to the story, he became the center of this saying that yes, andy colson knew about the phones hacked and he listened to some of the phones i listened to. he was found dead in his home, and the police are saying that it is not treated as a suspicious death, but they are investigating the cause. another bizarre twist of a day that has seen enough of them already with the resignations of two of the top brass over at scotland yard. ezra. >> and speaking of scotland yard, how have they responded to the resignation of two senior officers in less than 24 hours. that is a high rate? >> well, the institution, itself, is reeling. you know, it just goes to show what the climate is like in this country right now that they would resign and resign so suddenly, and so quickly, one right after another. but the concerns right now are for the scotland yard's business and what it does not just? the folk hacking investigation, but larger issues like counterterrorism and the fact that next summer this cit
minister, david cameron. he's been arrested andy colson, voluntarily attended a police station this morning to be questioned. we don't know what will happen next, if he will be released on bail or if he will be formally charged. but certainly this isn't over yet. we're expecting there could be more arrests over the weekend. >> dan, also, you say it's hard to imagine getting bigger but do we know, we understand happened over the past decade, just how many people were targeted. we know individual cases but do we have any idea how many people, how many phones were hacked into? >> reporter: well, the police say just for the "news of the world" investigation, from the files that they've recovered, maybe as many as 4,000 people might have had their phones hacked into. and that's just one paper. if you start thinking about, and well, how many papers are here in britain, we've got a lot here for this country, probably ten national newspapers. you start to get an idea of just how big this could be. pretty much every major news story that you can think of over the last ten years seems to have had som
at 'the wall street journal'" about murdoch's purchase of the paper in 2007. richard saddams andy colson was already connected with the hacking scandal at the news of the world. how did he end up working for the prime minister and is david cameron become wounded by this now? >> well, we've heard cameron's explanation as to why he gave what he calls a second chance to andy colson. colson claimed that he knew nothing about what had been going on, that it was the responsibility of a single rogue reporter. and that he had resigned as a matter of honor. in effect we now know, and are rapidly discovering more and more that colson was, in effect, heavily involved and that presumably many other senior figures inside the news of the world and possibly news international itself were also involved. >> suarez: but this is an unusually public and visible position for someone who was already tainted by scandal. even resigning out of honor and saying he had nothing to do with it, he was in charge. >> indeed it was extraordinary. and it was extraordinary and perhaps foolish, we can now say it was foolis
of the watergate scandal because one of the former editors of the news of the world andy colson was hired by the british newspaper david cameron as a director of communications, despite warnings from many different courts it's now emerging that he shouldn't do that. there's evidence against andy colson, it was all going to blow up in their face. andy colson was arrested yesterday and questioned for some nine hours, he's been freed on bail, but there are rumors that there will be other arrests now from previous employees of the paper. but for those that came out here tonight, don, they were feeling that basically they were nothing to do with this, a lot of these people were hired years after the phone hacking had been going on. and they feel that they have been unfairly punished for the sins of people in the past and there were some tears, there were people coming out with, you know, real emotion, crying, some people quite angry, a lot of people, though, you know, really jubilant about what they felt was a picture rid of camaraderie on the paper and especially tonight as they put out that
person to publicly allege as a former em employee of "news of the world" that andy colson knew all about it, and he said he had listened to tapes of hacking of the editor's office and he had been instructed by andy colson to do it. so what he did with that evidence was link directly to people at the very top of the scandal, because don't forget that andy colson is a former editor who went on the work for david cameron as british prime minister as the communications chief, and that is what brings the scandal close to the people at the very top, and very close to downing street, and he was a key figure of making the links. >> and this is happening a day before rupert murdoch and his son, james, will be testifying before parliament. and earlier we heard that themp the from rupert murdoch will not live up to all of the hype surrounding the story. what do you hear and what is expecting to go down tomorrow? >> a general suspicion that they will say as little as possible. the murdochs are not being accustomed to ask questions like that, and people will want to say they are not afraid of the mur
is defending his decision to hire former "news of the world editor" andy colson as his communications secretary. >> as far as andy colson no one has argued the work he did in government was inappropriate or bad. he worked well in government. he then left government. >> meanwhile, the man who first blew the whistle on "news of the world" was found dead. his death is not considered suspicious. >>> today the house will boast on cup cap and balance. it will require a balanced budget amendment. president obama warned he would veto the legislation if it made it to his desk. republicans are vowing to take the vote anyway, saying if it is voted down in the senate or vetoed, it will lead to more compromise. the best economic minds say playing with a last-minute deal is playing with fire. >> why stick a gun in the chamber and say there's only one bullet in six chambers, so i'll spin it, and it probably won't happen. we're totally taking a big risk and sending the message to the world we can't think ahead in this country. >> that sentiment isn't lost on the american public. a new "usa today"/gallup poll t
communications adviser, andy colson who resigned from the prime minister's office six months ago said he didn't know about the hacking and deeply regrets it but just in the last hour he's been arrested. the "news of the world" has been a sunday institution in britain for 168 years, selling more than 2 million copies a week with a mixture of gossip, girls, and sensational tabloid stings, like this one last year where a reporter reported sarah ferguson ex-wife of prince andrew offering to sell access to him for $800,000. in fact the "news of the world's" undoing began with another member of the royal family, prince william. in 2005 he read details in the paper that could only have come from his personal voice mail. police tracked the hacking to the "news of the world." that was bad enough but over the years it turned out celebrities had been hit, too. the end came this week after news that the paper had broken into the phone of a murdered teenager and the voice mails of friends and families of british soldiers killed in action. that was just too much, even in this country that loves its tabloid
colson. he was warned by lord ashdown about hiring andy colson. he has now admitted in the house of commons today that this is chief of staff was given complete evidence, which contradicted andy colson's previous accounts. the prime minister must now publish the fullest account of all the information provided and what he did and why those warnings went unheeded. >> the decision to employ a tabloid editor meant there were a number of people who said this was not a good idea, particularly when that tabloid editor had been at the "news of the world" when bad things happened. what i did was accept assurances given made to a select committee of the police and law. if i was lied to, that would be a matter of deep regret. i can't be clear about that. we must make sure we ajudge people innocent until proven guilty. >> can the prime minister assure that all activity will be investigated now and this will include the criminal conspiracy between the highest levels in that last government with parts of the murdoch empire including bribing a bank account of lord ashcroft to undermine him and
works in this country. he cannot bring himself to apologize for hiring andy colson. >> it is thought the journalists tapped thousands of phone calls in pursuit of exclusive stores. the targets include british soldiers and terrorism victims as well as the parents of two murdered girls and other crime victims. one of the biggest british tabloids walls of the presses for the last time on sunday. it is the end of the paper but not a scandal in created. >> the death tolis now at 127 after a passenger airplane crashed at the airport in the democratic republic of the condo. government officials say at least 51 people were pulled alive from the wreckage. it belongs to the congress biggest airline. it was in route from the capital. officials say heavy rain was falling when it went down. >> an estimated half a million syrians have defied syrian security forces to take part in the friday protests. it is believed to> be the larget protest since the unrest began two months ago. demonstrators carried banners calling for the ouster of the regime. on thursday, the u.s. ambassador and his french coll
this mess. >> reporter: he's in the mess! his former communications chief andy colson was editor of the news of the world when journalists hacked in the voice mails of murder victims and politicians. now, he's under arrest. >> with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed, i would not have offered him the job and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> it is not about hindsight, mr. speaker. it is not about whether mr. colson lied to him. it is about the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored. >> reporter: cameron fought accusations his staff tried to stop an investigation into the paper's hacking and bribery. the prime minister fought for two hours to distance himself from the worst political crisis he's faced since he took power 15 months ago. >> i would say the water is just lapping around his ankles awhile before he drowns and probably never will drown. >> reporter: cameron's also accused of cozying up to former murdoch ceo rebecca brooks. >> i've never held a slumber party or seen her in her pajamas. >> but the prime minister may be losing sleep as the scandal ex
embarrassed the prime minister, known for a cozy relationship with the media mogul for hiring andy colson at this communication chief. police arrested colson last week, accusing him of lying about the hacking while he was editor of the tabloid. >> the public wants us to do is address this firestorm. they want us to sort out bad practices of the media. >> a small group of protestors marched outside murdoch's london home as the car carrying the boss sped past cameras. members of parliament could question murdoch, his son james, and news corps's ceo rebecca brooks next week. tina crouse, cbs news, london. >>> murdoch is still leaving the door open to purchase b sky b, saying news corp reserves the right for a bid in the future. >>> coming up, annie has the forecast. >> we've got some clouds moving in. i'll talk about the storm chances for us today, before we get some real relief in the weather. but first, here's your allergy report, where the grass pollens are still moderate and the mold also in the moderate range. 9news is next with your forecast! >>> the owner of a restaurant near harrisbu
hacked the cell phones of private citizens. he is on the defense. andy colson was editor of the news of the world when it took place. the owner decided the paper would print the last edition this sunday. >>> casey anthony will spend a few more days behind bars. he was, a quit -- she was acquitted of killing her toddler. she will be released july 13th, next wednesday but they change thad to july 17th. a week from sunday. anthony was convicted of lying to investigators and given a four-year sentence. she received credit for time served and good behavior. >>> the nation's unemployment rate edged up slightly in june. according to new figures by the labor department, the numbers rose to 9.2%. the figures showed the economy generated 18,000 new jobs in june. but the sharp decline from each of the previously months when the businesses add 215,000 new jobs. >> today's job report confirmed what most americans already know. we still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do to give people the security and opportunity that they deserve. >> in response to a disappointing jobs report they hav
's second most powerful man, david cameron, whose hiring of the former "news of the world" editor andy colson as his press secretary despite colson having resigned in the first round of "news of the world" accusations. >> crunch time for david cameron. lawmakers are determined to ask him questions about what many consider an uncomfortably close relationship between him and rupert murdoch's empire. cameron ended a trip to africa early to make this appearance. >> jon: wow. ended a trip to be openly questioned by parliament. okay. i'll bite. if he's willing to do this, i imagine it's pretty cushy and life, all crumpets and coffee wag hers. >> can you now explain why he failed to act on clear information and why those around him built a wall of silence between the facts and the prime minister? >> what action if any was taken to investigate what appears to have been disgraceful and illegal conduct close to the heart of government? >> can he tell us whether he has any other dodgy characters in number ten? >> did the prime minister want to be kept in the dark, or is he angry with his chief of
not only for murdock and the people under him, but for the british prime minister himself. andy colson is also a former editor for news of the world. colson has been arrested for his role in all of this. so the question is, what did his former boss david cameron know and when did he know it. >> let me say once more, if i was lied to, if the police were lied to, if the select committee was lied to it would be a matter of deep regret and a matter for criminal prosecution. >> order! order! anybody might think some orchestrated noise is taking place. order! order! the house will come to order. and these exchanging will continue in an orderly way. mr. ed milibang. >> mr. speaker, the prime minister has just made a very important admission, he has admitted that his chief of staff was given information before the general election that andy colson had hired a man, jailed for seven years for a criminal conspiracy who made payments to the police on behalf of the news of the world. this evidence casts serious zout on mr. colson's assurances that the phone hacking over which he resigned is an isol
editor andy colson as press secretary. >> in terms of andy colson, no one has argued that the work he did in government in any way was inappropriate or bad. he worked well in government. he then left government. >> meanwhile, the man who first blew the whistle on "news of the world" was found dead. his death, though, is not considered suspicious. >>> today the house will vote on cut cap and balance, a republican proposal that would require a balanced budget amendment. president obama warned yesterday that he would veto the legislation if it makes it to his desk, but republicans are vowing to take the vote anyway, saying, if it does fail in the senate or if it's vetoes, it will at least lead to more compromise. the president says progress is being made, but the white house is warning that failure is not an option. >> if the united states of america were to default, it would be catastrophic for the financial system and the american people, it would be a substantial unfair tax on all americans. >> americans aren't impressed with the way washington is handling the debt debate. a new "usa toda
is the prime minister who hired andy colson, the former ceo of news of the world, and was his assistant for three years. there's been lots of questions raised by david cameron's judgment in hiring andy colson, certainly there's been calls by the parliament for him to step down. he hasn't done that, that hasn't been picked up by the main stream opposition in britain. he's already cut short a trip to africa that was meant to be five days long, he's now brought it back to 1 1/2 days long, he's coming back, he's agreed to this extra session of parliament to look into this phone hacking scandal. but there is pressure on the prime minister now. >> how did the apology play in the british newspapers over the weekend, mr. murdock had said i'm sorry and took out these big ads in the british papers, were those acceptable there? >> i'm sure those people that might want to give, you know, rupert murdock, these newspapers the benefit of the doubt. it's not going to make the police happy, they're going to go on with their investigation, actually they've been given more resources to dig deeper in this
the e-mails indicate andy colson in knowledge of payments but i wouldn't expect you to comment on that. i will now turn to the letter that was provided to us by rebekah brooks as evidence during our inquiry that these e-mails proud nothing more. that letter from lawrence abrahamson, senior partner, mentioned that e-mails have been reviewed of andy colson, stewart, ian edmundson and others and nothing had come to light from that review that contradicted the lone reporter, rogue reporter working with glenn mulkhair. knowing what you know now from the other evidence you discovered, have you looked back in detail at the basis on which the firm wrote that letter and why they gave such a clean bill of health? >> all i can say is that having directed -- having looked at some of the things in that and the advice of the senior people inside the company more recently that went and looked at that, it was the view of the company self evidently that it was right to bring this to the attention of the police and go forward. and that opinion from the counsel was something that the company, you know, r
of the world editor and later prime minister cameron's press secretary andy colson arrested last week and former executive editor neil wallace arrested today. brooks was editor of news of the world when it allegedly hacked into the cell phone of a school girl who had been abducted and later murdered in 2002. last sunday news of the world was closed down after its reputation was said to have become toxic. brooks kept her job as news international chief executive. some politicians have called for brooks' resignation. the murdochs have stood firmly by her. in his wall street journal interview rupert murdoch defended his company's handling of the crisis but said it would establish an independent committee to investigate every charge of improper conduct. in london amy kellogg, fox news. >>> is virginia congressman eric cantor holding up the deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling? democrats say he is the reason talks are faltering. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has more on this latest development. >> reporter: with less than two weeks until the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling deadline democrats turn
of the scandal. you can see it's heated in the house of commons. cameron depended andy colson who is no longer on his staff saying people are innocent until prove guilty. a british median pulled a soupy sales trying to hit rupert murdock yesterday in the face with a shaving cream pie. notice the woman in pink? that's his wife wendy who sprang into action and jumped over a couple of people and smacked the assailant. during the questioning, murdock said it was the most humble day of his life. >> mr. murdock, at what point did you find out the criminality was endemic at "news of the world"? >> endemic is a very hard -- very wide ranging word. and i also had to be extremely careful not to prejudice the course of justice which staking place now. >> -- which is taking place now. >> he said there is no evidence that any victims of the september 11th attacks were hacked. the fbi is still investigating that. >>> let's get a quick look at traffic and weather. kristy, trying to think, the weather yesterday, can you remember yesterday? >> it was gorgeous. if you liked yesterday, you'll love it today. we'
to 2007 now. "the news of the world" editor, andy colson resigned. when cameron was elected prime minister, colson became a government staff member. the scandal had just started to die down. in 2009, it blew up again. "the guardian" newspaper said that reporters knew what they were up to. high-profile victims include these two. sienna miller and hugh grant. what brought it home to the public, was something charles was mentioning there. the latest allegations. the paper hacked into the voicemail accounts of the victims of july 7th, 2005, also in the murdered schoolgirl that disappeared in 2002. that seemed to really spark, really hit a raw nerve, hacking into that schoolgirl who was murdered. >> absolutely. i think it was a tragic case. a lot of us remember it very, very well. you mentioned, andrew, that hugh grant was a celebrity victim of phone hacking. he's since become a high-profile critic of the practice. he does love cricket, as well. and he even wears a wire to secretly tape a conversation with a -- did wear a wire to secretly record a conversation with a "news of the world" journal
. cameron has come under fire for his connections to murdoch's news international. his former spokesman andy colson, also a former editor of "news of the world," was also arrested last week. cameron himself admits the relationship between politicians and the media has become, in his words, cozy and comfortable. the head of the opposition says it's time for change. >> unless politics is willing to come clean about these relationships, unless it's willing to shine light on these relationships, then the public is not going to have confidence in the future. >> reporter: restoring confidence in news corps may be equally as difficult. something the company admitted in a second full-page ad in british papers this weekend. apologizing for our mistakes and fixing them are only first steps, the statement says. it may take some time for us to rebuild trust. they will try to start and rebuild that trust on tuesday. rupert murdoch and his son james will be here in parliament for some tough questions. rebekah brooks is supposed to be there as well. but her spokesperson says that because of her arrest, her
. we just heard that andy colson, former editor of "the news of the world" and until recently communications adviser to britain's prime minister, has been told by the police that he's going to be arrested tomorrow. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. >>> when william and kate helped launch the calgary stampede parade in canada today they'll do it in cowboy style. they wore white ten gallon hats and ten gallon studs. their nine day visit to canada ends today as they fly to los angeles. >>> back in london thousands of harry potter fans turned out for the eighth and final film in the series "harry potter and the death low haulows part 2" opens today. >>> this morning on "the early show" full coverage of the last launch of the space shuttle, weather permitting. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." [ female announcer ] new from nivea. express hydration. the fast absorbing body lotion for moisture that lasts all day with breakthrough 24 hour hydraiq technology. ♪ absorbs in seconds. ♪ lasts for hours. ♪ new express hydration with hydraiq. part of the essentials r
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